Paul Beckett

Paul Beckett

Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal

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France has recalled its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra in response to a new deal among the U.S., U.K. and Australia to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarine technology. Sacrebleu! Latest from @CMcBinDC ⁩

Saturday’s rally for the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters concluded without violence - latest from @AndrewRestuccia ⁩, Ted Mann & @sgurman ⁩

Two empty miniature tequila bottles were found on one of Boeing’s new Air Force One planes under development

Trump Looks for Challenger to Depose Mitch McConnell as Split Widens - latest smarts from @MichaelCBender ⁩ & @lindsaywise ⁩

U.S. spat with France shows challenge of keeping allies unified - latest smarts from @CMcBinDC ⁩ @DJMatthewDalton ⁩ @dwinningWSJ ⁩

After Escape From Kabul, an Afghan Family Starts a Long Climb in America - WSJ - excellent piece from @jessdonati ⁩

Inmates left unguarded, rising suicide attempts and corrections officers calling out sick: Conditions at the Rikers Island jail are spiraling out of control, New York City officials say - latest from @thedeannapaul ⁩

Democrats can’t include a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants in their $3.5 trillion budget proposal, the Senate parliamentarian ruled - latest from @MHackman ⁩ & @siobhanehughes ⁩

The residential real-estate industry is bracing for a challenge to the commissions charged by its sales agents. Latest from @johndmckinnon ⁩

Republicans want to bring back the tea-party movement’s antispending zeal. For many voters, the issue is “on the back burner.” Latest smarts from @bykowicz ⁩


WSJ SCOOP: U.S. officials warned Iraq that it risks losing access to its account at the New York Fed, where international oil sale revenue is kept, if it moves to expel U.S. troops

Facebook temporarily blocked posts containing hashtags calling on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign, then reinstated them, saying the move was made erroneously

The Trump administration plans to open up part of the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling - WSJ scoop from @TimPuko ⁩

Microsoft says that Russian government hackers have targeted at least 200 organizations tied to the 2020 presidential election in recent weeks - the latest on election interference from @dnvolz ⁩

“I have 300 swabs in my lab right now, and that’s got to last me until I get my next supply.” Why coronavirus testing is in disarray.

While battling the U.S., the Taliban also wages a parallel and largely hidden war against Islamic State. The Kabul bombings show how bloody it could become. Extraordinarily rich, extraordinarily timely. This is a must-read story by @AlanCullison  via @WSJ 

An ex-business partner of Hunter Biden said he consulted his father about a planned venture with a Chinese oil company. Joe Biden denied any involvement in the venture and corporate records reviewed by The Journal show no role for him.

Doctors on the front lines of the first U.S. coronavirus hot spot describe difficulty coordinating with the federal government and getting supplies. Excellent reporting, damning conclusions

Merrick Garland prioritizes probe of Jan. 6 Capitol riot on his first day as attorney general - latest from @sgurman ⁩

A bipartisan Sentate report affirms U.S. intelligence conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump via @WSJ